Victoria Brookbank

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Totnes, Devon, TQ9
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About me

Welcome! You have started to take the first step towards a calmer, more focused, and fulfilling life.  

My name is Victoria and I own a mental health consultancy called Minds That Work. I work with a range of businessness and individuals experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing including anxiety, stress, and low mood.

I offer coaching for adults with ADHD, or self-defined traits of ADHD, using mindful focussing techniques and self-compassion.

If you are feeling scattered and unfocused, or perhaps struggling to manage the overwhelming thoughts and emotions that come with ADHD, mindfulness practices and techniques have been found particularly effective in helping individuals with ADHD manage the more severe symptoms and regain control over various aspects of their lives.

A study published in Behavioural Neurology highlighted the effectiveness of these techniques as part of ADHD treatment.

Some practices involve peaceful meditation, while others include physical activity and spending time outdoors.

What does this mean in practice for you?

By training your mind to stay present in the moment, you can enhance your attention, regulate your emotions, and improve your executive functioning. It's a simple but powerful tool that can make a huge difference in your daily life.

Imagine feeling more grounded, centred, and in control. Imagine being able to manage your symptoms more effectively and experience a greater sense of well-being. That's the power of mindfulness meditation.

If you choose to work with me, I will guide you through a programme designed to help individuals cultivate mindfulness skills that can be applied in everyday life, be that at home or at work.

I can support you to take the first step towards a calmer, more focused, and fulfilling life.

You can have more control over your emotional life than you think.

What I offer:

Skills-based 1-2-1 coaching can be extremely empowering. You can gain a better understanding of your mind in a safe space, and to identify how you can best manage, cope and feel more in control. 

Due to the more personalised nature of coaching interventions, it can also be incredibly effective in helping you to take positive action.

Clients tell me that mindfulness and self-compassion practices have reduced their feelings of distress, regained their focus and energy particularly those experiencing symptoms of ADHD:

"Thank you. I began my day quite anxious with thoughts of panic in meetings, but after our session I managed to sustain a pretty anxiety-free day. I could feel it creep up at times, but overall I managed it well. I really believe this was thanks to what I've learnt in our mindfulness sessions." 

What to expect:

Based on the principles of the WorkplaceMT course (validated by the Chartered Management Institute) and The Centre for Stress Management, the goal in our sessions is to help you better understand and manage your mental and emotional health and wellbeing .

It's about learning sustainable methods to change the way you react to stresses in your life, gaining focus, and acknowledging the importance of self-awareness and techniques of self-care. 
  
I offer an eight week programme of 1 hour per week where each session includes the three elements of mindfulness practice: formal practice, key psychological principles and short guided meditation practices and moments designed to easily incorporate into your working life.

I also offer ongoing stress management and refocussing coaching after the eight week programme to overcome stumbling blocks and regain a sense of purpose with the skills you have developed. 

Please get in touch for a no obligation 15 minute chat to explore if you would like to work with me. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:

As an experienced manager and leader in both corporate and third sector settings, I understand the various environments and challenges employees at all levels face. I have extensive experience working with charities, local government and businesses alike specialising in stress management and general wellbeing.

I have extensive experience working with individuals within R&D and creative environments, having supported people in this area for many years. R&D has its own stresses, the skills you will learn from our sessions will help you better navigate your working day. 

I am committed to maintaining my Continued Professional Development by attending regular supervision, further training, keeping up to date with current evidence base for mindfulness-based approaches, ongoing commitment to a personal mindfulness practice and attendance on retreat as recommended by the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses (2010).

Currently based in Devon and London, my previous posts include Chief Executive of Wellness With A Goal, a Surrey mental health & wellbeing charity and Head of Department at Evercore Partners Europe in the City of London.

Qualifications and professional development

My Mindfulness Training is from The Mindfulness Exchange (TME), a spinoff from the Oxford University’s, Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (OMC). TME are pioneers in scientifically based mindfulness tailored for the workplace.

I trained in psychotherapy at Regent’s University and have had various volunteer roles in this field.

  • Chartered Management Institute validated mindfulness training (The Mindfulness Exchange, Oxford University spin-off programme)
  • Psychotherapy & Counselling: Regent's University
  • I am a member of the Coaching Association (CA)
  • I am an affiliate member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology
  • I fulfil the UK Good Practice Guidance for Mindfulness-Based Teachers
  • I am an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor and an accredited IACT for postive mental health instructor
  • I am a member of the Center for Compassionate Leadership

Member organisations

AC
Association for Coaching (AC)

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • ADHD or self-defined symptoms of ADHD
  • lack of focus and concentration
  • mindfulness for work related stress
  • leadership wellbeing
  • workplace wellbeing
  • burnout
  • stress
  • overwhelm
  • low mood
  • anxiety

Fees

£65.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Fees vary depending on the time of day from £65 to £85 per session.

The eight week course is £500 per individual.

If you are under 25 years of age or on minimum wage please get in touch for a concessionary rate.

When I work

Monday - Thursday 7.30am-7pm

Further information

The coaching programme

  • 1-2-1 coaching online
  • I work with individuals and provide specialist mindfulness coaching for senior managers and leaders
  • The course I offer is particularly helpful to manage and understand work-related stress. The skills you will learn can then be integrated into your everyday life

Practicalities

  • The programme is eight weeks, one hour per week 
  • A course book is included with guided practices
  • Follow-ups are an ideal way to overcome any stumbling blocks and re-establish your intention to practice mindfulness
  • I will invite you to attend an initial session with me to establish our working relationship and to introduce you to mindfulness. This also enables me to better understand your current needs

The benefits

Your work-related performance:

  • Improved cognitive flexibility
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Increased ability to manage difficult situations including change
  • Improved teamwork and communication skills
  • Greater innovation and creativity
  • Increased levels of safety
  • Greater motivation and confidence

Your mental health and general wellbeing:

  • Improved emotional regulation and discernment
  • Reduced feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed
  • Decreased levels of absenteeism caused by work-related stress
  • Reduced levels of anxiety and low mood
  • Ability to make wise choices
  • Increased resilience with lower levels of burnout
  • Improved sleep quality and daytime energy
  • Overall improvement to general wellbeing
  • Personal development and self awareness

There is a growing body of evidence from leading scientific research institutes across the globe that prove mindfulness techniques help calm the mind, strengthen emotional intelligence and increase self-awareness – resulting in individuals making wiser choices and enhancing their way of living to become healthier, happier, calmer and more compassionate.

Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Online platforms

Zoom

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Victoria Brookbank
Victoria Brookbank